Queen Elizabeth II was just announced dead and Twitter is eating it up as ‘RIP Bozo’ trends on the social media site.
The Queen of England has just been announced dead by Buckingham palace. Twitter immediately made ‘RIP Bozo’ and ‘SHES DEAD’ start trending. Videos of an airport worker in England hitting the floss went viral on the social media site and endless memes began rolling in, celebrating the death of the leader of the Commonwealth’s monarchy.
You might be wondering why so many people were overcome with elation at the death of the Queen but there are many reasons why. The monarchy and commonwealth that the Queen ruled over were built upon the imperial efforts that propped up practices such as slavery and the looting of artifacts and wealth from nations across the globe.
Many of those artifacts have yet to be returned even in 2022. One example is the Koh-i-Noor diamond, an artifact that the East India Company stole. The diamond sits in the late Queen’s coronation crown to this day and when Pakistani and Indian officials asked for its return in 2010, British Prime Minister David Cameron had this to say, “If you say yes to one you suddenly find the British Museum would be empty.”
In the wake of the Queen’s death, “Kohinoor” is trending on Indian Twitter, as many are reminded of the precious artifact that was stolen from their country.
Many of the Historical Royal Palaces such as Kensington Palace, among 93 others, were connected to money earned by slavery and were likely built by slaves. This was investigated by Historian Lucy Worsley, who is the head curator of the Historic Palaces charity.
Kensington Palace was re-modeled by the Stuarts, Worsley points out. “Anything to do with the Stuarts is going to have an element of money derived from slavery within it,” she told the outlet. “Anne’s really interesting because there’s one view of her which is that she brought the nation together and she made it successful.”
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“There’s another view, which is that she made it the most successful slave-trading nation in the world and that it was only a coming together if you were a white, well-off bloke,” she added.
On top of the decimation of culture that she participated in, Queen Elizabeth II was also the ruling monarch of England during the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya. The policies implemented by both the Queen and the British parliament directly led to military action that killed more than 11,000 Mau Mau rebels and put over 20,000 Kenyans into concentration camps.
Queen Elizabeth II was the Queen of these nations that had been annexed into the Commonwealth, Queen of her ‘subjects’ who were subjected to torture and wanton imperialist destruction, and many refuse to forgive her for it. The list of atrocities doesn’t end here, but it does illustrate why many are excited about her death.
If you came here for the memes, they start here.
Rip Bozo pic.twitter.com/5OLYgS1u7u
— dan (@dan78855503) September 8, 2022
“rip bozo smokin dat queen pack fr fr”
RIP bozo 😮💨 smokin dat queen pack fr fr pic.twitter.com/IDQglZKpfJ
— doc hudson (@dochudson_) September 8, 2022
“RIP BOZO SMOKING THAT 96 YEAR FERMENTED PACK”
— please laugh (@p09ch4mp_lol) September 8, 2022
“Twitter is awesome because the longest running Monarch can die & within minutes RIP BOZO is trending. I love it here”
Twitter is awesome because the longest running Monarch can die & within minutes RIP BOZO is trending. I love it here pic.twitter.com/muHp4SViRy
— Sean (@flyingwalruss) September 8, 2022
“RIP BOZO REST IN PISS”
RIP BOZO REST IN PISS👎👎🚬🚬🚬 pic.twitter.com/q7cuOactSo
— ExFan (@ReadingManhwa) September 8, 2022
“Even god said rip bozo”
Even god said rip bozo pic.twitter.com/FmYtDHxS4b
— j aubrey 🤠 (@jaubreyYT) September 8, 2022
“RIP Bozo #NewProfilePic“
— ♛ (@PSkilibeng) September 8, 2022
— francis🤓 (@francisSosa27) September 8, 2022
“Had to stop by Queen Elizabeth to make she was dead, rip bozo”
Had to stop by Queen Elizabeth to make she was dead, rip bozo💀 pic.twitter.com/TxmYbg3RSG
— Darius (@sygquest_yt) September 8, 2022
“today is such a win for me personally and an enormous win for millions across the globe. Fuck the monarchy LMAO rip bozo”
today is such a win for me personally and an enormous win for millions across the globe. Fuck the monarchy LMAO rip bozo https://t.co/4OIDMgezOc
— Kallista ⚢ 🏳️⚧️ (@kalliclawz) September 8, 2022
“RIP BOZO SHES DEAD GUESS GOD CANT SAVE THE QUEEN”
RIP BOZO SHES DEAD GUESS GOD CANT SAVE THE QUEEN 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/O5C5MUjwWJ
— ️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️drew (@Adolescentss_) September 8, 2022
“rainbow over ireland rn #ripbozo“
— ًً (@ribbonlistener) September 8, 2022